Britain calls for more Business with Kenya

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Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya

The Home Affairs Committee of the UK Parliament called upon local traders to make meaningful business transactions into the UK market by using individual links with their counterparts aside from government aid.

Committee Chairman, Mr Keith Vaz emphasized that business initiatives should be taken to ensure commerce and trade between both countries.

The issue was brought up during a dinner session hosted by Sameer Group on Tuesday that brought together the business community in the country.

UK accounts for 9% (nine percent) of Kenya’s total exports and is third largest importer of Kenyan tea. In 2012, UK bought 380,000 tonnes of Kenyan tea worth around USD 992 million. In the same year, it imported coffee worth around USD 177.5 million and horticultural produce valued at USD 10.4 million.

At the same event, British deputy high commissioner to Kenya, John Murton, said that long term visas will be issued to business visitors from countries that have good standing.

 

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